Over 300 children still under shelling in Bakhmut, police insist on evacuation
Minors are in inhumane conditions, don't have access to medical services and don't study (Photo:facebook.com/don.gunp)
More than 300 children remain under Russian shelling in the frontline city of Bakhmut as law enforcers urge parents to agree to evacuation, the Donetsk Oblast police reported on Facebook on Nov. 24.
Russian troops continue their attempts to capture the city. Over the past week alone, Russians have carried out at least 14 massive strikes on the residential areas. There are dead and wounded among the civilian population.
About 15,000 people live in Bakhmut and its suburbs, including 306 children. In total, more than 2,000 children remain in the Bakhmut district (most of them in the Toretsk community).
The minors are in inhuman conditions, do not have access to medical services, and do not study, local officials said. Law enforcement officers, military administration, and volunteers are engaged in evacuating them, but not many people are willing to leave.
"I appeal to parents: save your children,” said Ruslan Osypenko, Head of the Main Office of the National Police in Donetsk Oblast.
“According to the law, adults are obliged to provide children with safety and proper living conditions. If you decide to stay under fire, the child must be evacuated accompanied by one of the parents or a trusted person. The police will organize the evacuation, and the authorities will provide free housing and social assistance.”
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